Our Electric Supply
Most of Vera’s power comes from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which generates power from dams on the Columbia, Snake and other Northwest rivers. When we need more power than is available from BPA, we receive power from the Northwest Intergovernmental Energy Supply (NIES), an organization comprised of a group of publicly-owned utilities that have banded together to supply power beyond what is available from BPA. More than 60 percent of what you pay us goes straight to BPA. A rate increase from BPA has a dramatic effect on the rates our customers are charged.